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The Quotidian

February 20, 2006 | 24 comments
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JEF Sunday School Lesson 9

February 18, 2006 | 22 comments
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Lesson 9: Abraham 1; Genesis 15-17, 21-22 Read more »

JEF Sunday School Lesson #8

February 12, 2006 | 17 comments
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Lesson 8: Genesis 13-14, 18-19 Read more »

Hermeneutics

February 7, 2006 | 50 comments
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That’s a 25 cent word if there ever was one, something for college kids to show Mom and Dad to prove they got something for their money, something a grad student to lord it over others with in the commons. Read more »

JEF Sunday School Lesson #7

February 4, 2006 | 8 comments
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Lesson 7: Abraham 1:1-4, 2:1-11; Genesis 12:1-8, 17:1-9 Read more »

Congratulations Wilfried!

February 1, 2006 | 23 comments
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It is with no small amount of pride that we remind our readers that Wilfried Decoo, one of our permabloggers, has been voted Best Blogger of 2005 and that one of his posts has been voted the Best Blog of 2005 (here). Wilfried brings to each of his posts his gentle personality and his erudition. But the most important thing he brings is his memory and his ability to write about those vignettes of memory in a way that reaches us all. They are thought-provoking without being critical in the negative sense. They are moving without being saccharine. Thanks,... Read more »

JEF Sunday School Lesson #6

February 1, 2006 | 15 comments
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Lesson 6: Moses 8:19-30; Genesis 6-9; 11:1-9 Read more »

JEF Sunday School Lesson 5a

January 29, 2006 | 10 comments
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Lesson 5a: Moses 5-7 Read more »

Dear Jane

January 26, 2006 | 60 comments
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Dear Jane, I don’t know you—at least I don’t think I do—but I have been struck by your willingness to speak openly and honestly about your situation. My Sikh friends speak of “seekers.” You are genuinely a seeker and, so, a person deserving of respect, including the respect of response. However, I haven’t had anything to say in response until now when you ask, “Does the gospel make sense (comment 23)?” Read more »

JEF Sunday School Lesson 4

January 14, 2006 | 8 comments
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Lesson 4: Moses 4, 5:1-15, 6:48-62 Read more »

JEF: Sunday School Lesson 3

January 8, 2006 | 9 comments
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Lesson 3: Moses 1:27-42, Moses 2-3 Read more »

12 Questions for Julian Bell

January 5, 2006 | 21 comments
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We have the opportunity to ask questions of Julian Bell, a member of the Church in England. Read more »

JEF Sunday School Lesson #2

January 3, 2006 | 2 comments
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Lesson 2: Abraham 3; Moses 4:1-4 Read more »

JEF Sunday School Lesson #1 (Studying the Old Testament)

December 30, 2005 | 3 comments
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JEF Sunday School Lesson #1 (More Background)

December 30, 2005 | 2 comments
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JEF Sunday School Lesson #1

December 29, 2005 | 15 comments
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Moses 1 For a variety of reasons, including having been heavily involved in BYU’s London Study Abroad program, I’ve been without the time to generate study questions for the Sunday School Lessons. Read more »

JEF Sunday School Lesson #1 (Background)

December 29, 2005 | 8 comments
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Some Reasons Why Reading the Old Testament Can Be Difficult Read more »

Meanness

December 2, 2005 | 99 comments
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Though this horse is not dead yet, it still needs a good flogging. Read more »

Jim F: My Conversion

November 21, 2005 | 33 comments
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Thanksgiving seems a good time to think about my membership in the Church and my gratitude for the Gospel. In other words, it seems to be a particularly good time for me to reflect on my conversion. Read more »

Theology and Idolatry

November 8, 2005 | 25 comments
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Let me present a sketch–though only a sketch and a very broad one at that–of how one might think about theology, both about a problem with it and one of the possible responses to that problem. Read more »

Sunday School Lessons

November 4, 2005 | 7 comments
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Those who may have been using my notes for Sunday School lessons deserve an explanation, though a late explanation, to be sure. Read more »

Thinking about the Trinity

October 20, 2005 | 74 comments
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It is hardly news to this crowd that Mormons don’t accept the traditional understanding of the Godhead, the Trinity. Read more »

Jerusalem

October 14, 2005 | 12 comments
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Last week Janice and I spent several days in Cornwall, Great Britain, with the BYU students doing London Study Abroad. Read more »

Sunday School Lesson 38

September 18, 2005 | 3 comments
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Lesson 38: Doctrine and Covenants 38:30; 42:30-31, 42; 44:6; 52:40; 56:16-17; 58:26-28; 88:123-125; 104:13-18 I owe an apology to those who have been receiving these by e-mail. Read more »